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Call for Proposals: McKelvey Collaboration Initiation Grant (CIG)

Call for Proposals: McKelvey Collaboration Initiation Grant (CIG)

We are pleased to announce the reinstatement of our seed grant program: Collaboration Initiation Grants (CIG). While CIG was put on hold during the uncertainty of the pandemic, we are excited to relaunch the program.

CIG aims to:

  • encourage connections across departments and schools;
  • promote an understanding of research across campus;
  • provide pilot data funding for high risk/high reward projects; and,
  • serve as a platform for external grant applications.

Only junior, untenured McKelvey faculty may serve as lead PI; however, any tenure-track or research faculty at Washington University may serve as Co-PI. Up to three $20,000 awards will be made. Cost sharing is required.

Past CIG awardees are required to review for two cycles of the CIG program.

Proposals should be submitted via Qualtrics by Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Additional information, including previous awardees, is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Goodwin-FrankChristine Tilley, Patience Graybill, or Erin Plut.